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Scarecrow in a Melon Patch


Scarecrows are useless. Made by humans, they do nothing good, or cause any harm.

They have mouths, but cannot speak,eyes, but cannot see. ears, but cannot hear, noses, but cannot smell; Psalm 115:5-7

Do we have idols? You don’t have a golden calf in the garage do you? Or a bronze Zeus on the mantle?

Of course we have idols. The idols we create and worship are like scarecrows in a melon patch.They do nothing. They can’t hurt us, nor can they help us. But we allow them to replace our true worship of Almighty God. Or we share our worship–God on Sunday morning, and our idols Monday through Saturday.

We adore our created idols excessively. We spend time, energy and resources hoping they will respond with equal devotion and meet the needs we seek from them.

But they never do.

At times, when God blesses me, I find myself allowing the blessing to become more important than God who gave me the blessing. Another thing I do sometimes when fears rise to crisis level is allow my fear to replace my trust in God. That’s a horrible, isolated place to fall.

3 thoughts on “Scarecrow in a Melon Patch

  1. Yes, I believe there are far more idols in this world today than ancient times … but after 6,000 or so years Satan and his demons no longer make them appear as idols … and oftentimes the church does a poor job of calling out the idol worshippers as Elijah did … good reminder Steven thanks … your posts are really prompting me to think and respond … if I’m commenting too much please let me know, Bernie

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    1. Bernie, you could NEVER COMMENT TOO MUCH! I look forward to your comments. Usually I can glean some insight from your observations. We seem to always be on the same page. What a blessing that is. I’m grateful that God uses what He gives me to write to bless you. You bless me every time I see your comments. They are always from your heart. I can tell. And I appreciate every one. God bless you, my friend.

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